As if we all didn’t already watch too much television, 2017 is set to add a whole lot more to our already overstuffed DVRs. Here’s a list of the most anticipated series set to debut over the next year:
Emerald City (January 6)
This new and more modern adaptation of the Land of Oz book series will feature a darker and edgier version of The Wizard of Oz that we all know and love.
Dragon Ball Super (January 7)
The English dubbed version of the already released first series of Dragon Ball Super will finally make its way to Adult Swim this year! It’s the first new Dragon Ball storyline in 18 years and is set after the defeat of Majin Boo, with peace returned to Earth.
Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events (January 13)
Netflix is set to steal our imaginations yet again with a series adaptation of the wildly popular children’s novels. The original movie based on the series underwhelmed fans but this series starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf will set right the hearts of the diehard fans.
Taboo (January 10)
A series created by Tom Hardy for the BBC and FX? We’re all in for this drama about an adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek revenge after his father’s death. It’s Tom Hardy, enough said.
Mickey and the Roadster Racers (January 15)
It’s the classic Disney characters – Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Pluto racing around the world. A CGI cartoon that captures the fun of the cartoons of our childhoods and featuring guest voice actors including NASCAR drivers and actors like Fred Willard, Kate Micucci, Tony Shalhoub, and Patton Oswalt.
Riverdale (January 26)
It’s Archie and the gang but with a CW twist. The genius behind Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, Greg Berlanti aims to bring another winner with this drama/thriller adaptation of the beloved comic book characters.
Adventure Time: Islands (January 30)
Islands is an eight part miniseries discovering the secrets of Finn’s mysterious past. Jake, Finn, BMO and Susan Strong will travel across the ocean, leaving Ooo behind for this exciting new adventure!
Powerless (February 2)
A sitcom set inside the DC Comics universe. That’s not enough for you? Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, Ron Funches, and Vanessa Hudgens star in this show that takes place within a Wayne Enterprises company. Yes, Bruce Wayne’s company. What else do you need?
24: Legacy (February 5)
What’s 24 without Jack Bauer? We’re going to find out when the first spin-off of the long running real time series debuts. Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) is an ex-Army Ranger who returns home with trouble following him in the form of a terrorist plot on American soil. While Kiefer Sutherland is not in the plans to return, Carlos Bernard will reprise his role as Tony Almeida. It’s good to have 24 back in our lives.
Legion (February 8)
Set within the X-Men film universe, Legion is based around David Haller, a mutant diagnosed with schizophrenia. Haller is also the son of Charles Xavier. From the trailers it looks like this show will be visually astounding, if nothing else.
Taken (February 27)
Serving as a prequel to the first film of the Taken franchise, Clive Standen will play the younger version of Bryan Mills, the character made famous by Liam Neeson.
Iron Fist (March 17)
The last of the Defenders will finally make his debut in his own Netflix series. Danny Rand is a martial arts expert with some special powers. He’s out for justice over the death of his family, finally returning to New York after being missing for fifteen years.
American Gods (April TBD)
An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, is about a man who has just been released from prison only to find himself thrust into the battle between old and new Gods.
Star Trek: Discovery (May TBD)
Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, yet separate from the timeline of the concurrent feature films. The show’s main protagonist will not be the ships captain but will be the Lieutenant Commander played by The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green.
Marvel’s The Inhumans (September TBD)
Delving into the very rich history of the Inhuman Royal Family, The Inhumans will fit into a Marvel meets Game of Thrones style battle for the Inhuman crown. Can’t have enough superheroes on television…right?!
Prison Break (TBD)
Our favorite characters are all returning! Lincoln, Sara, Fernando, T-Bag, C-Note, and Paul Kellerman. And yes, somehow Michael will return, even though he allegedly died. Who care?! They’re all back and they’re bound to break out of something!
Twin Peaks (TBD)
It’s been 26 years but it’s back! And it’s huge! An extreme amount of original characters are returning from the original run, along with even more guest stars joining the cast. Set to air on Showtime, David Lynch is primed to astound yet again!
Marvel’s The Defenders (TBD)
After two seasons of Daredevil, and the introductory seasons of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, it’s time for them to come together as The Defenders! All we know so far is that a big bad villain (Sigourney Weaver) will face off with our favorite street level heroes.
Duck Tales (TBD)
Scrooge McDuck is back to take his grandnephews on some wild adventures with his pilot Launchpad McQuack! An afterschool classic from the late 80’s/early 90’s is being rebooted for a new generation. Now we just need Darkwing Duck to return and life will be perfect.